Vehicle Fire with ExposureThis afternoon just as the NCC Fireboard was preparing to dispatch Aetna to a vehicle fire at 1586 Whittaker Road, Fire Police 10-9B (Wilson) arrived on scene and reported a vehicle fire with exposure to a shed. A full structural response was dispatched adding mutual aid. Chief 9-8 arrived on scene shortly after establishing command and advised a vehicle fire with extension to an approx. 40' by 40' shed. Engine 7-4 arrived on scene laying a 3" supply line down the driveway and advanced a handline. 9-3 arrived and supplied 7-4. The fire was quickly extinguished preventing any serious damage to the building. The scene was turned over to the Delaware State Fire Marshal's ...
Posted Oct 27, 2014, 4:21 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Newark Halloween ParadeAetna members participated in Newark's annual Halloween Parade today. Chief 9-8 (Schall) leading Ladder 9, Engines 7-4, 8-2, 9-3, 10-5, and Rescue 8. Photo courtesy of The News Journal/Kyle Grantham
Posted Oct 26, 2014, 7:19 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Entrapment at the Deer Parkn 10/22/2014 at 2156 hours, Aetna units as well as NCCEMS Medic 3 and an ALS supervisor were dispatched to the area of the Deer Park Tavern (108 West Main Street) for an MVC with entrapment. Units arrived to find 2 priority trauma patients, 7-8B (Fox) had command and requested a 2nd medic unit bringing Medic 6 to the scene. Both patients were extricated and transported to Christiana Hospital. See the below press release from the Newark Police Department for further details. Photos courtesy of Aetna Photographer Dave Wilson.SUBJECT: WEST MAIN STREET WRONG WAY COLLISION The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit is currently investigating a serious motor vehicle collision which occurred on the 100 Block of ...
Posted Oct 24, 2014, 10:31 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Fire at University of DelawareAt
1141 today Aetna along with mutual aid departments were alerted to a building
fire with the possible involvement of hazardous materials. First arriving units were given information from
the University of Delaware Police as to which lab had the fire. Crews extinguished a small machine fire in a
lab. The lab was labeled with chemical and
radiological warnings so all measures were taken to protect responders and
anyone involved. Readings conducted by
the crews and University Office of Environmental Health and Safety were normal. As a precaution decontamination was performed
on all firefighters that went in the building.
No injuries were reported and the scene was placed under control at
1242. The scene has been turned over to
Posted Oct 22, 2014, 12:18 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Full Time Firefighter/EMT Employment OpportunityAetna Hose Hook and Ladder
Company has a long history of providing fire and EMS service to the greater
Newark community. Over our 125+ year
history we have gone through many changes.
2014 will be no exception as the department realizes the need to change
to serve our community. Aetna is
offering a Full-Time Firefighter/EMT position to qualified applicants.
There is a link under the
Join Us tab for Employment. Under that
link are the job descriptions and applications for our current employment
opportunities. Select the appropriate
link for the appropriate position. Instructions
and contact information is also provided.
Our history also runs deep in the Volunteer Fire Service and
we wish to maintain that volunteerism.
Even though ...
Posted Oct 26, 2014, 2:10 PM by Charles Mitchell